Use in Pregnancy: Pregnancy Category B3.
There was no evidence of teratogenicity in rats or rabbits following oral administration of lanthanum carbonate during the period of organogenesis at doses up to 2000 (rat) and 1500 (rabbit) mg/kg/day (0.5-1.2 times the clinical exposure based on AUC at 3000 mg/day). Increased implantation loss, and delayed skeletal ossification occurred in rabbits at ≥1500 mg/kg/day, in association with maternal toxicity. There are no adequate data from the use of FOSRENOL in pregnant women. The safety of lanthanum carbonate in human pregnancy has not been established. FOSRENOL should not be used during pregnancy unless the potential benefit justifies the potential risk.
Use in Lactation: There is some evidence that lanthanum can be excreted in human breast milk. The excretion of lanthanum in milk following oral treatment with lanthanum carbonate has not been studied in animals. Post-natal development was delayed in the offspring of rats receiving oral doses of lanthanum carbonate at 2000 mg/kg/day. Women taking FOSRENOL should stop breastfeeding.